The BC Hospitality Foundation Sommelier Scholarships are sponsored by Laughing Stock Vineyards, Hester Creek Estate WineryDa Silva Vineyards and Winery, Checkmate Artisanal Winery and Andrew Peller Import Agency. They are an opportunity for hospitality workers to increase their wine knowledge through further education. Up to 10 $1000.00 scholarships are awarded every year.

NOTE: Should you receive an award from the BC Hospitality Foundation, as a condition to your acceptance of this award, you agree that neither the BC Hospitality Foundation nor any of its officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible for any and all costs and expenses (other than, but not specifically limited to, tuition and other items identified in writing by the grantor of this scholarship). Should you receive an award from the BC Hospitality Foundation, permission is granted to use your name for publicity purposes.

To apply, you will need:

  • Cover letter
  • A 500-word essay on why you need and deserve a $1000.00 scholarship from the BC Hospitality Foundation
  • Description or name of course applied for
  • Two (2) reference letters from non-family members

Students applying must currently be employed in and/or have intentions of pursuing a career in the hospitality business, with a focus on wine. Students should have an application to their next course in progress when applying for a scholarship.

Applications are EASY and the award is substantial.

Scholarship applications are sent to a 15+ member industry committee for review. Winners will be notified in writing, in advance of the presentation.

Good luck!